CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the accomplice testimony was sufficiently corroborated to support conviction of aiding and abetting 1st degree criminal sexual conduct?
Defendant was convicted of two (2) counts of aiding and abetting 1st degree criminal sexual conduct following a stipulated evidence trial. Defendant appealed. On appeal, defendant argued that his convictions must be reversed because the evidence was insufficient to corroborate accomplice testimony introduced at trial. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the evidence was sufficient to corroborate the accomplice testimony because it indicated that defendant was present and associated with the persons involved in the crimes in such a way as to suggest his participation. Affirmed.
State v. Harper, A19-1271, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.